At 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning I was at a dead stop on I-95 southbound. The interstate was effectively closed. There was no accident, but it was no accident that I and thousands of other motorists experience this situation almost every weekend. Construction work closes all but one lane.
Construction has dragged on for years. Lanes are poorly marked, and driving in the rain is treacherous when the lane lines are nonexistent. Temporary lane diversions are essentially permanent as we drive on ground-up pavement.
Nightly lane closures are unending, but at least there are warning signs. But daytime construction on weekends, especially Saturdays, is unacceptable in a metropolis that operates and works 24/7, including weekends.
FDOT’s disrespect, parochialism and blatant disregard for the needs and safety of drivers on our highways have got to stop.
Thomas M. Wade,